Ode to Jack Charlton Let’s hear it for Jack the lad The best manager we ever had He was blunt and opinionated that was for sure But at least our footballers knew how to score He was the boss, he suffered no fools To earn your place, you played by his rules No time […]Read more "Ode to Jack Charlton."
I am Ériu. There was a time when the gods walked this land Against whom, no mortal man could stand When even the bravest warrior, would tremble at my name Bards and poets would proclaim my fame Honoured in music, song and dance Queens envied my beauty, Kings feared my glance And the Druids […]Read more "I am ÉRIU."
Troubled Times. On the darkest night You held me tight From the very start You held my heart Through troubled times and raging storm You kept me calm, safe and warm A sanctuary for my fragile soul My sorrow and fears you did console Gently you held my hand And helped me to […]Read more "Troubled Times."
Tomorrow Is Another Day. I stare at this blank page from a restless mind Waiting for the faintest inspiration, a hint of some kind Some days the words come so easily The images so vibrant, I can clearly see Others days, they will not reveal themselves and hide Lurking on the edges, refusing to […]Read more "Tomorrow Is Another Day."
A Day Dreamer’s Diary I remember when I was young and so naive There was no limit to what I would believe There were so many things I wanted to be In my vivid imagination I could clearly see Star trekking with Captain Kirk and the Enterprise Exploring worlds of danger, excitement and […]Read more "A Day Dreamer’s Diary."
The Dancer. A house full of memories and echoes of the past The fading sunlight, shadows on the ceiling cast Frozen moments caught in time and space Of another time another place Silence now echoes down the hall A grandfather clock stands proud and tall A sentinel standing guard for a century A silent […]Read more "The Dancer."
ATISHOO ! Atishoo ! Atishoo ! Pass me another man size tissue It’s that time of the year again When winter brings danger for all men Colds and coughs and runny nose Frozen fingers and icy toes Splitting headaches and sore throats Wrap up well, woolly hats and warm coats To the […]Read more "Atishoo !"
Treasured Memories (on Mother’s Day). She has gone now, leaving us all alone Sometimes I forget and pick up the phone Ready to dial for our daily chat A creature of habit, can’t help that Suddenly, it hits like a blow You catch your breath, then let go Leaving an emptiness, a gaping […]Read more "Treasured Memories (on Mother’s Day)"
Just for a Moment. Just for a moment, I thought I saw your face There by the stall in the old market place My heart surged and skipped a beat Then you vanished into the crowded street Were you really there or was it just an illusion Or had you escaped in all […]Read more "Just for a Moment."
The Piano Tuner. The piano tuner called today So I sat in the corner, out of her way She pinged and she bonged for the whole afternoon By the time she was finished it was perfectly in tune It was amazing to watch her, so much patience and skill With determination, persistence and […]Read more "The Piano Tuner."